Christine Lahti Biography (1950-)

Born April 4 (some sources cite April 5), 1950, in Birmingham (some sources cite Detroit), MI; daughter of Paul Theodore (a surgeon) and Elizabeth Margaret (a nurse, homemaker, and painter; maiden name, Tabar) Lahti; married ThomasSchlamme (a director), September 4, 1983; children: Wilson, Joseph and Emma(twins). Addresses: Agent: Toni Howard, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Industry Entertainment, 955 South Carillo Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director
Birth Details
April 4, 1950
Birmingham, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Gail Packer, ... And Justice for All, Columbia, 1979
  • Dr. Clare Scott, Whose Life Is It, Anyway?, United Artists, 1981
  • Aunt Linda, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (also knownas All Washed Up) Paramount, 1982
  • Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Hazel Zanussi, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Sandy Dunlap, Just between Friends, Orion, 1986
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Rose Chismore as an adult, Desert Bloom, Columbia, 1986
  • Sylvie Fisher, Housekeeping, Columbia, 1987
  • Kathleen Morgan, Stacking (also known as Season of Dreams),Spectrafilm, 1987
  • Annie Pope, Running on Empty, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Clara Archer, Miss Firecracker, Corsair, 1989
  • Dr. Rachel Woodruff, Gross Anatomy (also known as A Cut Above), Buena Vista, 1989
  • Meg Lloyd, Funny about Love (also known as New York Times),Paramount, 1990
  • Anne MacKee, The Doctor, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Darly Peters, Leaving Normal, Universal, 1992
  • Lindsey Harrison, Hideaway, TriStar, 1995
  • Shaleen, Lieberman in Love (short film), Chanticleer Films, 1995
  • Ruby, Pie in the Sky, Fine Line, 1995
  • Title role, Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, USA Pictures, 1999
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Lieberman in Love (short film), Chanticleer Films, 1995
  • My First Mister, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Maggie Kavanaugh, The Harvey Korman Show, ABC, 1978
  • Dr. Kathryn "Kate" Austin, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995-1999
  • Miniseries
  • Brenda Nicol, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982
  • Althea Milford, Amerika (also known as Topeka, Kansas ... U.S.S.R.), ABC, 1987
  • Movies
  • Carol, The Last Tenant, 1978
  • Tania Reston, Dr. Scorpion, 1978
  • Dr. Louise Casimir, The Henderson Monster, CBS, 1980
  • Elsie, Single Bars, Single Women, ABC, 1984
  • Marilyn Wallace, Love Lives On, ABC, 1985
  • Zan Cooper, No Place Like Home, CBS, 1989
  • Charlotte Bain, Crazy from the Heart, TNT, 1991
  • Homeless (also known as Szamuezoettek), [Hungary], 1991
  • Meredith Cole, The Fear Inside, Showtime, 1992
  • Grace, The Good Fight, Lifetime, 1992
  • Dr. Burke/Reptannehan, The Four Diamonds, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Ruth Oakley, A Weekend in the Country (also known as Moon Valley, Temecula, and Weekend in the Country), USA Network, 1996
  • Emma Percy, Hope, TNT, 1997
  • Red shoes woman, "The Red Shoes," Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, HBO, 1997
  • Lyssa Dent Hughes, An American Daughter (also known as Trial byMedia), Lifetime, 2000
  • Kathryn Lyons, The Pilot's Wife, CBS, 2001
  • Title role, Gisella Perl, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • The Wild West, 1993
  • The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration (also known as The Kennedy Center Presents and Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary), PBS, 1996
  • Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996
  • Host, Body Human 2000: Mysteries and Miracles (also known as Body Human 2000: Medical Mysteries), CBS, 1997
  • Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry, Comedy Central, 1997
  • River Phoenix: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • The Christmas Concert of Hope Starring Natalie Cole, CBS, 1997
  • Presenter, The National Hate Test (also known as Erase the Hate), USA Network, 1998
  • Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope, ABC, 1998
  • National Memorial Day Concert (1998), PBS, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti, Lifetime, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Herself, At Rona's, NBC, 1989
  • Guest caller Laura, "Author, Author," Frasier, NBC, 1993
  • Herself, "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1998
  • Sydney Gale, "Queen Bee," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1993
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, 1993
  • Presenter, Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1995
  • Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Tony Awards, 1998
  • Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards, 1998
  • Other
  • Three Hotels, 1990
  • Dana, Oooph!, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • Ruth, The Woods, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978, later SecondStage Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Division Street, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Loose Ends, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • 2 by A.M., Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982
  • Present Laughter, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1983
  • Betty, Landscape of the Body, Second Stage Theatre, 1984
  • Georgie Elgin, The Country Girl, Chelsea Playhouse, New York City,1984
  • Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Wharf Theatre, 1985
  • Patsy Newquist, Little Murders, Second Stage Theatre, 1987
  • Alma, Summer and Smoke, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1987
  • Heidi Holland, The Heidi Chronicles, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1989-1990
  • Barbara, Three Hotels, off-Broadway production, 1992, then 1994-1995
  • Appeared in The Tempest, Ann Arbor Mime Troupe, Travis Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, then London; also appeared in Scenes and Revelations and The Zinger.
  • Major Tours
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, U.S. cities, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Narrator, Emily, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Booklist, June 1, 1994, p. 1861
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 10, 1996, pp. 28-33
    • Good Housekeeping, December, 1997, pp. 33-34
    • New York Times, April 6, 1986
    • People Weekly, April 22, 1996, p. 148

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